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Cornerstones of Care is dedicated to partnering for safe and healthy communities. We provide a variety of quality prevention treatment and support services to children and families in Missouri and Kansas. Our key service areas include:
- Education
- Mental & Behavioral Health
- Foster Care & Adoption
- Youth Support
- Family Support
- Community Training

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Cornerstones of Care is dedicated to partnering for safe and healthy communities. We provide a variety of quality prevention treatment and support services to children and families in Missouri and Kansas. Our key service areas include:
- Education
- Mental & Behavioral Health
- Foster Care & Adoption
- Youth Support
- Family Support
- Community Training

    Cornerstones Cares - Homeroom Health Discussion with Jennifer McKinney and Abby Kay

    Cornerstones Cares - Homeroom Health Discussion with Jennifer McKinney and Abby Kay

    On this episode of Cornerstones Cares, we speak with Jennifer McKinney and ABby Kay about Homeroom Health.

    Homeroom Health is a fully-integrated health center for infants, children, teens and young adults. Located at 30th and Troost, we connect children and families to medical, dental and behavioral health care – regardless of insurance status and ability to pay.

    • 15 min
    Cornerstones Cares - Supportive Housing Discussion with Tracy Sudtelgte and Kim Keaton

    Cornerstones Cares - Supportive Housing Discussion with Tracy Sudtelgte and Kim Keaton

    On this episode of Cornerstones Cares, we speak with Tracy Suteledge, program specialist in Foster Care Case Management for Cornerstones of Care and Kim Keaton, director of data and analytics for the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

    Supportive housing is very affordable rental housing forming a platform of stability for vulnerable people who do not have a home or are leaving institutions or hospitals. It is linked to intensive case management and voluntary, life-improving services like health care, workforce development and child welfare.

    • 21 min
    Cornerstones Cares - Vaping Discussion with Margaux Guignon

    Cornerstones Cares - Vaping Discussion with Margaux Guignon

    On this episode of Cornerstones Cares, we speak with Margaux Guignon about vaping.

    As of October 22, 2019, 1,605 cases of e-cigarette product use associated lung injuries have been reported to the CDC from 49 states (all except Alaska). Margaux's role as Director of Prevention Services at First Call gives her a unique insight to this troubling trend and how it is affecting youth in the greater Kansas City area.

    • 14 min
    Cornerstones Cares - State of Kansas Program Discussion with Donna Rozell and Kristalle Hedrick

    Cornerstones Cares - State of Kansas Program Discussion with Donna Rozell and Kristalle Hedrick

    On this episode of Cornerstones Cares, we talk with Donna Rozell and Kristalle Hedrick about our new programs in the state of Kansas: Foster Care, Reunification and Adoption Case Management services.

    Foster Care Case Management — Once a child enters into the child welfare system, we provide comprehensive foster care case management services to focus on reunifying the family in a safe environment. These services are automatic upon entering into foster care.

    Recognizing the importance of a strong family unit, our in-home family services program helps Kansas families who are struggling to safely alleviate challenging situations. We partner with the entire family to help them connect, communicate and make positive changes to last a lifetime.

    • 14 min
    Cornerstones Cares - Functional Family Therapy Discussion with Jacqueline Williams

    Cornerstones Cares - Functional Family Therapy Discussion with Jacqueline Williams

    On this episode of Cornerstones Cares, we speak with Jacqueline Williams about the Functional Family Therapy program.

    Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a well-documented, short-term, in-home family intervention service for families with youth who have been categorized as delinquent or pre-delinquent youth. We currently offer FFT in 31 counties throughout Kansas and Missouri.

    The high-level goals of Functional Family Therapy are to:
    -Improve family communication and supportiveness
    -Help the family adopt positive solutions to family problems
    -Develop positive behavior change and parenting strategies
    -Keep the family safely together

    Each family in the program will receive an outline of goals based on their unique situation and areas for growth.

    • 8 min
    Cornerstones Cares - Happy Bottoms Discussion with Jill Gaikowski and Teresa Winfield

    Cornerstones Cares - Happy Bottoms Discussion with Jill Gaikowski and Teresa Winfield

    On this episode of Cornerstones Cares, we discus Happy Bottoms Jill Gaikowski and Teresa Winfield.

    Life. Liberty. And Diapers for All. Happy Bottoms is Kansas City's diaper bank. It's vision is to positively impact the mental, physical and financial stability of a family in crisis and need through diaper assistance, education and connection to services.

    • 14 min

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